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WINNERSWhile Paul Allen begs public officials to help his money-bleeding Trail Blazers, the team owner finally got to glimpse a rainbow behind the clouds. Forbes magazine last week jumped Allen from s ...   More
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 WW Editorial Staff

Aye, matey. The president is listening (in on your calls).

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WINNERSUnexpectedly high state tax collections give new life to opponents of the corporate kicker income-tax refund. Kicker critics' longstanding question of "why refund money to business just because ...   More
Wednesday, March 8, 2006 WW Editorial Staff

Harlot-bashers and money-grubbers.

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WINNERSAmen to free speech! Hallelujah for hellfire evangelists! Street preacher Edward Gathright, known for lambasting harloty women and sinnin' gays in Portland's public places, got a dose of vindic ...   More
Wednesday, March 1, 2006 WW Editorial Staff

Double-dippers & dangerous kissers.

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WINNERSDevelopers, start your engines. The state Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously upheld Measure 37, handing a huge win to property-rights advocates. Oregon voters in 2004 approved the measure, wh ...   More
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 WW Editorial Staff

Fanning the flames on two wheels.

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WINNERSOregon voters desperate for any alternative to the desultory cast of major-party candidates for governor received a glimmer of hope outta central Oregon. State Sen. Ben Westlund, a live wire wh ...   More
Wednesday, February 15, 2006 WW Editorial Staff

Chokers, smokers and a call for Al Roker.

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WINNERSSupporters of public campaign financing in Portland aren't celebrating yet, but they did get potentially good news last week. An initial check of signatures turned in by First Things First, a b ...   More
Wednesday, February 8, 2006 WW Editorial Staff

Out with squaw, in with Wu.

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WINNERSWe'll roll the dice and call Mayor Tom Potter a winner for proposing a $69 million-a-year city income tax for schools without much evidence it can pass. Potter has always said kids come first, ...   More
Wednesday, February 1, 2006 WW Editorial Staff

Err Jordan?

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WINNERSDespite a new Portland Police Bureau policy against officers shooting at oncoming cars, a grand jury cleared Lt. Jeffrey Kaer in the Jan. 4 shooting death of an unarmed man in a car outside the ...   More
Wednesday, January 25, 2006 WW Editorial Staff

All hail men with hoses!

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WINNERSGov. Ted Kulongoski dodged a potential loss in this May's Democratic primary when ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber answered his one-man "Will I run again?" chorus with "I won't." One possible memo now th ...   More
Wednesday, January 18, 2006 WW Editorial Staff

Red Ink For Sports, Red Faces For Feds.

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WINNERSPhew! Portland Citizens Crime Commission chair Jim Jeddeloh can breathe easier after the Clackamas County DA's office decided against prosecuting him on domestic-violence allegations. In declin ...   More
Wednesday, January 11, 2006 WW Editorial Staff
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